1. A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married.

There is diversity of usage in the application of this title to two or more persons of the same name. We may write either the Miss Browns or the Misses Brown.

2. A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen.

3. A kept mistress.

4. <games> In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player.

(05 Feb 2009)

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